Shoei to Release Replicas of Senior TT Winner Hickman’s Helmet
Japanese company Shoei are to release limited edition replica versions of the X-Spirit III helmet worn by Peter Hickman. The helmet was announced by Hickman following his victory in the Senior TT race. It is now available for pre-order and is priced at £799.99.
Hickman Trooper Replica
The Hickman Trooper Replica is the version of the superb X-Spirit III worn by Peter Hickman in the Supersport class. It was worn by the racer in the Isle of Man TT event (sponsored by PokerStars and fuelled by Monster Energy drinks), a competition that Hickman dominated this year.
Hickman announced the release of the new helmet at an exclusive TT event for Bennet’s policyholders held on the 5th June. Speaking at the event, Hickman notes that this helmet is the first Hicky replica, is the first Trooper replica, and “even has Iron Maiden on it!”
Peter Hickman announces the release of the Trooper Replica helmet.
Hickman himself has had a lot of input on the exclusive design, which has given this helmet the quality suitable for a sports racer, but with the design, authenticity and rarity suitable for a collector. Trooper Beer, made by Iron Maiden, are the sponsors for Hickman and the Smiths Racing Team.
The helmet comes with a Trooper limited edition box set with merchandise that includes an A3 canvas art poster, pint glass, and goodies like keyrings and stickers. Hickman himself will present the helmets to the buyers at a special Motorcycle Live party in November, where riders can collect them from him in person. There are even rumours that Iron Maiden will be there!
There is only a very limited amount of X-Spirit III Trooper Replicas available, and each one is individually numbered. You can get them now on pre-order from TrooperHelmet.com.
Peter Hickman Wins the Senior TT
Peter Hickman’s recent victory was his first Senior TT. He beat Dean Harrison by just 2 seconds overall, after playing catch-up for nearly the whole race. His lap times were awesome, and he set an absolute course record of 135.452 mph, as well as a new outright lap record of 134.456mph in 16 minutes and 50.202 seconds.
This was a new personal best for Hickman and also a new course record. Hickman has also had success in the British Superbike races, North West 200, Ulster and Macau Grand Prix. The Senior TT is one of the most dangerous and high-speed races in the world, and Hickman’s success in the event solidifies his reputation as one of the greatest racers around right now.
Peter Hickman Wins the Senior TT
The Hickman Trooper Replica is a limited edition version of the Shoei X-Spirit III helmet, which is available to buy now at the more affordable price of £399+. Shoei are, of course, one of the best helmet brands around, and the X-Spirit III is one of their latest and greatest creations.
Whichever version you get, whether regular or limited edition, the Shoei X-Spirit III is a well-balanced helmet designed for speed and performance. It achieves the right level of safety and functionality, while being designed to be as aerodynamic and ultra-lightweight as possible. The special ventilation system is designed to counteract the heat generated at super high speeds, and the helmet can perform at over 300mph.